David Hockney

David Hockney In His Own Words
  • David Hockney In His Own Words

  • David Hockney has been described as Britain's 'greatest living artist'. In this fascinating collection of archive interviews we hear - in his own words - about his paintings, his schooldays and the attitudes he had while growing up. Hockney discusses the influence that his family had on him, as well as his passion for drawing and his work rate. He also touches on the importance of different types of medium, the different periods in his life - and his future.

    Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

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David Hockney is an award-winning British artist best known for his swimming pool paintings, inspired by his life in Los Angeles in the 1960s. However, his work also encompasses portraits, 'joiners' (photo collages), etchings and designs for stage sets. He won the 1967 John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool for his painting Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool and has since won several awards for his photography. Hockney was offered a knighthood in 1990 but declined, though in 2012 he accepted an Order of Merit. In 2011, he was voted Britain's most influential artist of all time in a poll of a thousand British painters and sculptors commissioned by The Other Art Fair.

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